Men's Soccer Travels Wednesday To Face Wisconsin
Oct. 1, 2013
MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's soccer team will wrap-up the non-conference portion of the regular season Wednesday night at Wisconsin to take on the in-state rival Badgers. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McClimon Complex.
There will be a live video stream (pay-per-view) available at www.uwbadgers.com.
Wednesday's showdown against in-state rival Wisconsin (5-2-1) is the final non-conference match of the season for the Golden Eagles. Marquette has an overall record of 13-2-1 in regular-season non-conference matches going back to the start of the 2012 season.
While Marquette is unbeaten in its last three matches against the Badgers, the squad will be looking for its first win in Madison since the 1999 campaign. Wisconsin is a perfect 2-0-0 on its home pitch this season. Each of the past two meetings between these sides have gone into double overtime.
Wisconsin looks to get back on the winning track after losing its last two games. The Badgers started the season 5-0-1 but had their five-match winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss against Gonzaga followed by a 3-1 setback at Penn State in their Big Ten opener last time out.
Marquette is in the middle of its season-long three-game road swing, which began this past Saturday with a win at Xavier to kick off league play. After Wednesday's contest at Wisconsin, the Golden Eagles will travel next to Villanova on Saturday, Oct. 5. MU will return home to Valley Fields to host Butler in the BIG EAST home opener on Oct. 9. Meanwhile, the Badgers are making a return to their home pitch for the first time since a 3-2 overtime win over DePaul on Sept. 8.
About the Marquette Golden Eagles (5-2-1, 1-0-0 BIG EAST)
Eight different Marquette players have found the back of the net this season, led by redshirt sophomore C. Nortey's 10 points on a team-best four goals, including a pair of assists. Marquette's 16 goals through eight games ranks 21st in NCAA Division I entering this week and is first in the BIG EAST.
Freshmen Coco Navarro and Louis Bennett II, son of head coach Louis Bennett, have been key contributors for the Golden Eagles in their respective rookie seasons. Navarro is second on the team in points (9) and his five assists is tied for sixth nationally (T-1st among all NCAA Div. I freshmen). Bennett II is second on the team in goals scored (3) and ranks third on the squad in points (7), followed by freshman left back Jake Taylor (6 points).
Scouting the Wisconsin Badgers (5-2-1, 0-1-0 Big Ten)
Marquette's Last Time Out vs. Wisconsin